So there's our answer. Didn't even realize it was even a question until I saw that David West signed signed with his second team in two years - for an amount comically below a market value that is paying anyone that has a pulse and the ability to reach the top shelf of the pantry 8 figures a year - but we got our answer. It only takes one season for championship desperation to go from commendable to nauseating. You get one attempt to desperately seek out a ring by murdering the spirit of the salary cap before people - like myself - start to look at you as a joke. Maybe the fact that the San Antonio Spurs weren't basically a lock to win the NBA Championship when he signed with them last summer has to do with my difference in opinion as well, but the fact remains that this signing is the eye roller of all eye rollers.
I guess I can't blame him too much, but it still seems weird that David West thinks the only thing that stands between him and a successful career is a title he will contribute far less than he is capable of towards winning. Can't imagine a man that has averaged nearly 15 points and 7 rebounds since he's been in the league can derive all that much pride out of riding the coattails of the Western Conference All Stars en route to glory, but what do I know? Maybe he thought up a really intricate way of justifying the blatant piggy backing of a championship caliber roster just because he has an undying need to fill the ring sized hole in his heart. I hope that's the case, because if I were him I would feel at least a little pathetic that I needed to perpetually cheat the system only to be gifted something I had always dreamed of earning.